J&K LG reviews Covid situation
  • J&K LG reviews Covid situation(23:16)

    Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday reviewed the Covid-19 situation in J&K and discussed the preventive measures to be implemented against the emerging scenario.

Omicron effect: Cluster declaration if 3 Covid cases are found, says K'taka CM
  • Omicron effect: Cluster declaration if 3 Covid cases are found, says K'taka CM(19:08)

    Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) Taking tough measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 and guard against its latest variant Omicron, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Saturday that any place with three or more Covid cases would be declared a cluster. Earlier, the minimum requirement was 10 cases.

Omicron fears: BMC clamps stringent home isolation norms
  • Omicron fears: BMC clamps stringent home isolation norms(18:23)

    Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) With Omicron cases getting detected in the two adjoining states of Karnataka and Gujarat this week, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has introduced a set of stringent home quarantine norms, which include five calls a day and visits by medical teams with ambulance.

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More than half of Omicron cases in UK were double vaccinated
  • More than half of Omicron cases in UK were double vaccinated(13:26)

    New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) More than half of those infected with the Omicron coronavirus variant in England were double jabbed, health officials have said, as the number of cases detected in the UK continues to rise sharply, The Guardian reported.

12 Omicron suspects in Delhi, genome sequencing awaited: Minister
  • 12 Omicron suspects in Delhi, genome sequencing awaited: Minister(13:04)

    New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said that total 12 patients are suspected of carrying Omicron variant of the coronavirus so far in the national capital. He said that all have been admitted in the isolation ward of the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital.

Omicron in Kerala? 3 samples sent for genome sequencing
  • Omicron in Kerala? 3 samples sent for genome sequencing(12:52)

    Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 4 (IANS) Kerala, which is already making waves on the Covid front by recording more than 60 per cent of the daily new Covid cases in the country, is now waiting with bated breath for the results of three Covid positive samples sent for genomic sequencing.

Omicron variant more likely to cause reinfection than delta: Study
At 8,603, India sees dip in Covid cases in a day
  • At 8,603, India sees dip in Covid cases in a day(11:06)

    New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) India on Saturday reported 8,603 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. In the same time span, a total of 415 deaths have also been reported across the nation, said the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Saturday morning. With the addition of 415 new deaths, the death toll has climbed to 4,70,530.

Kerala teachers, non-teaching staff given a week's time to get jabbed
  • Kerala teachers, non-teaching staff given a week's time to get jabbed(10:48)

    Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 4 (IANS) Kerala Education Minister V. Sivankutty who has been speaking tough of strong action against those government teachers who are yet to take Covid vaccine, appears to have yielded results as just 1,707 more teachers and non-teaching staff are left to be jabbed, said the Minister on Saturday.

Omicron already present in community, K'taka in battle mode
  • Omicron already present in community, K'taka in battle mode(10:06)

    Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) The Karnataka government is worried over the findings of the health department which show that the Omicron variant is already present in the community. The government is taking steps on war footing to deal with any eventuality, according to sources in the health department.

Global Covid caseload tops 264.89 mn
  • Global Covid caseload tops 264.89 mn(09:48)

    Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) The global coronavirus caseload has topped 264.89 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.24 million and vaccination to over 8.11 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Bengaluru doctor infected with Omicron doing fine
  • Bengaluru doctor infected with Omicron doing fine(09:30)

    Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) The Bengaluru based anesthesiologist doctor, one among the first two persons to be detected with the new Covid-19 variant 'Omicron' in the country is doing fine now. His primary contacts are his wife, an ophthalmologist; daughter and another doctor who is also an ophthalmologist, are also recovering well, according to sources in the health department.

Omicron will impact int'l tourist footfalls to Goa: Minister
Malaysia reports 5,551 new Covid cases, 17 more deaths
Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 1.8 mn
  • Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 1.8 mn(07:56)

    Ottawa, Dec 4 (IANS) Canada reported 2,538 new Covid cases on Friday afternoon, raising the cumulative total to 1,801,405 cases with 29,747 deaths, according to CTV.

Mexico detects first case of Covid variant Omicron
Hungary extends Covid-19 vaccination drive
  • Hungary extends Covid-19 vaccination drive(02:34)

    Budapest, Dec 4 (IANS) The Hungarian government will roll out a vaccination campaign across the country in the next six weeks, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said.

UK records more than 50,000 new Covid cases
  • UK records more than 50,000 new Covid cases(01:10)

    London, Dec 4 (IANS) The UK registered 50,584 new Covid-19 infections bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 10,379,647, according to official figures released on Friday.

K'taka to hold random Covid tests for college, school students
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181 new cases, 2 deaths as Covid surge continues in J&K